Brian stands and asks "What's going on here?"
Sometime later, at the Morrell apartment, Brian
is with Barbara and he says, "Poor Jill." He adds that
it must have been a terrible shock. Barbara replies that it was
for everyone. Brian says, "If only I'd known...
Jill must have thought she was seeing a ghost!"
Barbara jokes that she doesn't think Jill's hair will turn white
just yet! Brian jokes that it would be terrible if it
did! Barbara tells him that Jill is a sensible girl,
and she'll be alright in a day or two; it'll take her time to
come to terms with the fact that he's alive. Brian says he guesses
he ruined the day for everyone. Barbara admits that it
did turn it on its ear! Brian says he hopes Gordon's not having
too hard a time back at the church, trying to explain. Barbara
assures him that Gordon will cope. Brian asks about the reception,
and Barbara replies that a few people might be there already,
so they'll have to go on with it. Brian says he's sorry, but Barbara
tells him that she's glad he turned up when he did, as there could
have been legal problems if Wayne and Jill had signed the register.
Brian says, "I suppose..." Barbara then says she has
to go, and she points out to Brian that he and Jill have some
sorting-out to do. Brian says it's confusing. Wayne suddenly emerges
from the bedroom and says Jill will be OK. Barbara says, "Good."
She picks up her bag and says they'll go ahead with the reception
as an informal get-together. Wayne looks at Brian and, through
gritted teeth, tells Barbara to do as she likes, but give his
the guests his apologies - he's sure they'll understand why he's
Doug and Rosie leave the church, and Gordon kisses
Rosie on the cheek. Rob walks over to him and comments that you
wouldn't read about it! He asks what story is, and Gordon
replies that it seems that whoever was killed in the car stole
Brian's backpack and papers shortly before the accident; the first
Brian knew that people thought he was dead was when they
told him. He adds that it must be strange to find out you're supposed
to be dead! Rob asks why Brian didn't report his stuff stolen,
and Gordon replies that he was worried he'd be deported; he only
turned up there today because he saw Wayne and Jill's photo in
the paper. Rob laughs that Brian must have wondered what his wife
was doing getting married! Gordon agrees that he was
a bit puzzled! He asks to be excused, and walks off. Amanda approaches
Rob and asks him if found out what's going on. Rob tells her that
it's a long story and he'll fill her in on the way back to Melbourne.
Amanda asks if they're going soon, and Rob says, "Yeah."
Amanda says she'd like to say goodbye to Barbara, and she asks
if she has time. Rob says sure they have - he'll just
have a word with Angie. Amanda, looking annoyed that he's still
thinking about his wife instead of her, asks if it's
the right thing to do, but Rob says he'd like to. Amanda asks
what the point is, but Rob just says he won't be long. As he walks
over to his wife, Amanda looks disappointed.
Gordon tells Angela that they can't keep everyone
hanging around for much longer. Angela tells him to suggest they
all meet up at the restaurant; people might as well enjoy themselves
now they're there. Rob joins them and remarks that this is a bit
of a turn-up. He then asks Angela if they could have a bit of
a talk. Angela comments that she thought he'd said it all, but
Rob says he's sorry about last time. Angela suggests they leave
it at that. Sensing that Rob wants to be alone with Angela, Gordon
says he has couple of people to say hello to, but Angela tells
him that it's alright: she and Rob have nothing more to say to
each other. Rob reluctantly says, "Fair enough," and
he walks off. Angela tells Gordon that she'd like to go home.
Gordon says he understands.
At the Morrell apartment, Wayne pours Brian a drink
and asks him if he still wants to wait. Brian replies that Wayne
knows he has to see her. He remarks that Wayne seems
pretty calm all-of-a-sudden, after the way he carried on at the
church. Wayne says he can't change anything - plus he has a lot
to thank Brian for. Brian asks him how he works that
out, and Wayne tells him that he and Jill would never have got
together if he hadn't 'died'. He adds that Brian showing up today
wasn't the nicest surprise for him, but it saved a lot
of legal hassles later on. He tells Brian, "She's mine now
- nothing's going to change that." Jill comes in from the
bedroom and Brian asks her if she's feeling better. Wayne helps
her to a chair. Jill says she's still really confused, but Wayne
tells her that it's nothing to worry about - he's worked out what
they're going to do. Surprised, Brian says, "Have
you, now?" Wayne tells Jill that, if she listens, he'll explain.
He continues that Brian doesn't have to worry about the immigration
department: there was no need to run off in the first
place. Jill confirms to Brian that she would have told him, but
there was no way to contact him. Wayne says they can pretend Brian
is still married to Jill for a few more months and then he can
stay in the country for keeps. He adds that he knows it's important
to Jill - she wants to keep her end of the bargain and
he can live with that. He then continues that, as soon
as he and Jill are back from their honeymoon, he'll find them
a place they can all move into. Brian stares at Wayne as the latter
says Brian and Jill are still legally married, but they all know
they score - as far as he's concerned, today was Jill's
first real marriage. Brian asks Jill what she
thinks. Jill looks at Wayne and says that at least it solves all
their problems. Brian sighs and says he guesses so. Wayne says
it seems fair on everyone, if you ask him. Jill says
A mechanic is fixing John and Fiona's hire car engine
as John watches. He asks how much longer it's going to take, and
the mechanic replies that he'll just be a tick. John angrily asks
Fiona what else can go wrong, but Fiona tells him to
calm down; they're late now, anyway; they've lost. John asks the
mechanic to hurry it up. Fiona says to John that they're married
and there's nothing they can do about it. She suggests that, as
soon as they get the car on the road, they should go to Gordon's
to wash off the grime and then go to the reception. John snaps,
"What, and wish them luck?" Fiona calmly says,
"Yes." John doesn't look happy.
Angela goes into the flat at the back of Dural and
Paul suddenly emerges from one of the bedrooms, carrying a box.
Surprised to see her, he asks her what she's doing there, adding
that he only came back because he thought she'd be at
the reception. Angela tells him that there's been a bit of a mix-up,
and she explains about Brian turning up and about how they're
still trying to sort it all out. When he's finished listening,
Paul then says it's probably the wrong time to ask, but has she
done anything about them? Angela looks upset. She tells
Paul that it's over - she doesn't feel anything for him
anymore. Paul asks if it's because of Christine but Angela replies
that it's more than that. She admits that, when Paul left with
Christine, she wanted to run after him, but it wouldn't have worked.
Paul asks why not, and Angela replies that they didn't trust each
other, and without trust, there's nothing. Paul suggests
that Angela loves him. Angela replies that she did
- well, she thought she did. She tells him that it was
one of those things: it worked on a physical level, but after
that... She points out that, if they had to buy a baby to keep
their relationship going, what hope was there? Paul nods. Angela
tells him that he was so good to her when she was sick; she thought
she owed him something, but not her life. She tells him
that she cares about him a lot, but she doesn't love
him. She adds that she hopes he understands. Paul says that of
course he does. He adds it wouldn't have worked anyway - there
was too much guilt and family interference. He picks up the box.
Angela tells him not to let Christine pull the wool over his eyes
- she's only out to get what she can from him. Annoyed, Paul snaps
that Angela just had to say something... Angela snaps
back, "It's your life." Paul walks out, saying,
"Bye, Angie." Angela sits down and looks upset.
Wayne hugs Jill and says it won't take him long
- his bags are all packed. Jill replies that hers aren't!
Wayne jokingly orders her to get in the bedroom and start packing
at once, then - they're not putting the honeymoon off for anyone!
She walks off, and Brian angrily says to Wayne that he's got everything
under control. Wayne replies that he's spiked Brian's
guns, anyway. Brian says, "We'll see." Wayne tells Brian
that he's in a no-win situation - he's the good guy and
Jill's happy with the arrangement; if Brian makes waves, he'll
be the one she'll be down on. He nastily adds, "Looks like
the best man won, eh?" He goes out. Brian looks annoyed.
John and Fiona have finally arrived at Dural, where
they go into the lounge room with Angela. Fiona incredulously
says, "They're not really married..." Angela explains
that Brian turned up before they signed the papers. John says
he thought they finished the service, but Angela tells him that
it still doesn't make it legal. She asks if she can leave them
to it, as she's not feeling her best. John says, "Sure,"
and she goes. Fiona tells John that they're still not too late
to talk to Jill. John quietly says, "Of course." Fiona
says they'd better get over to the apartment quick-smart. John
seems disinterested, though. He asks Fiona what she think's wrong
with Angela. Fiona suggests that there was probably some nastiness
at the church, between Wayne and Brian, and it probably upset
her. She suddenly hears a car pull up and says it could be Gordon
and Babara. She looks out of the window then turns back and says
"It's Wayne." John asks how they're going to
handle him. Fiona says they'll just have to bluff it out...
A short time later, Fiona is waving Beth's envelope
at Wayne and saying it's all in there - the whole stinking business:
how he hired Beth to pass herself off as Jill's mother and how
he used her to split up Johnny and Jill. She angrily adds, "The
lengths you went to to get that poor girl to trust you..."
John chips in that Wayne isn't saying much. Fiona asks what can
he say - it's the truth and he knows it. John asks if Wayne isn't
going to tell them that Beth's letter is all a pack of lies; it
would be his usual form. Wayne cries, "For God's
sake - I love Jill - it was the only way."
Fiona asks if he's referring to telling lies. Wayne says no one
got hurt, and Jill's happy. John snaps, "For all the wrong
reasons." Fiona then asks Wayne if he's going to
tell Jill, or whether they have to do it for him. John
says he reckons Wayne should do it, as it's the only way of saving
face. Wayne cries that it's not fair - Jill's the best thing that's
ever happened to him. Fiona sternly asks Wayne if he's going to
ring Jill or not. Wayne says he couldn't. John
sourly says, "Gutless wonder." Fiona says to John that
it looks like they'll have to do it for him. Wayne says
"You're killing me," but Fiona tells him that
it's all of his own making. John picks up his jacket and he and
Fiona head towards the front door. Wayne snaps, "Alright
then - go ahead. It must give you a real charge to get
at me." The door slams and Wayne sits down. He stares into
space for a few seconds and then suddenly appears to think of
something. He gets up and heads for the front door. Out in the
driveway, John reluctantly comments to Fiona that it didn't go
too well. Fiona says she should have known he wouldn't
have the courage to tell her. The front door suddenly opens and
Wayne calls out, "Hang on." He runs over to them and
tells them not to go yet. He asks them to come back inside and
John asks him if he's changed his mind. Wayne looks at Fiona and
says they might be able to work something out. The three of them
go to head indoors, but Wayne tells John that he's not included
- he just wants to speak to Fiona. The two of them go back inside.
John watches and then wanders down the driveway to the car. Inside,
in the hall, Wayne tells Fiona that he'd like to do a deal with
her. Fiona tells him not to waste her time, but Wayne replies
that, if she goes ahead and shows Jill the letter, she'll never
find out who her son is...
At the apartment, Jill's bags are packed, and she
says to Brian that it shouldn't be long now. Brian says, "Jill..."
Sensing what's coming, Jill tries to ignore this, and says Wayne
has been terrific - she doesn't know how she'd have handled today
if he hadn't been there. She then says Brian must have heaps to
tell her, and she asks him what he's been doing since he's been
away. Brian says there's plenty of time to talk, but Jill says
she wants to know now. Brian takes Jill's hand, but Jill
pulls it away. Brian says there are other things to talk about,
but Jill replies that she thought Brian was happy with
the arrangement. She adds that it's what they all want. Brian
reluctantly says, "Yeah, alright. I won't make it difficult
Wayne gives Fiona a scotch and nastily says it's
amazing how quickly the tables turn. Fiona says she still thinks
Wayne is lying - how could he know anything? Wayne just
says he does, and that's all that matters; he knows who
Fiona's son is, and he knows where he is, and if Fiona
wants proof, all she has to do is come to Woombai with him tonight.
Fiona asks if Scott lives at Woombai, but Wayne replies
that he didn't say that: the proof's there, though. Fiona
suddenly realises that Wayne set up the whole business about Perth.
Wayne smiles nastily and says he had to get things moving with
Jill; if Fiona had been around, she'd have made things difficult
for him. Fiona angrily says, "Why you contemptible..."
Wayne just tells her that unless she wants to die without seeing
her son again, she should keep her mouth shut about Beth's letter.
He adds that it's up to her - but he wouldn't fancy her chances
of finding him without his help. John comes back in and
asks Fiona how much longer she's going to be. Wayne asks Fiona
what it's to be - does she still want to talk to Jill, or does
he have to tell her that he has to go to Woombai on urgent business?
Fiona looks upset. She murmurs, "We'll fly up there tonight."
Wayne starts dialling a number on the telephone.
That night, at Woombai, Wayne tells Fiona that he
won't keep her in suspense for much longer - he'll be back in
an hour-or-so. Fiona asks him if he'll prove he's telling the
truth, and Wayne assures her that she'll be satisfied. He tells
her to sit down and relax. He then asks if he can take the car,
and Fiona says the keys are on the small table. As Wayne goes,
he warns John not to bother trying to follow him. He leaves, and
John immediately tells Fiona that she's being conned. Fiona, though,
says they've been through that - Wayne knows; she's sure.
She tells John to stop looking at her as if she's just cheated
him out of an inheritance. John angrily says he can't believe
Fiona is letting Jill down by protecting a creep like Wayne.
Fiona snaps at John to grow up. She says she's sick to death of
worrying about him and Jill and their problems; what
about her? She adds that Jill had her chances - she's
been warned about Wayne a hundred times, but she's gone ahead
anyway, and she'll just have to live by that decision. She asks
John if he doesn't see: she has to find out what Wayne
knows; maybe it is selfish of her, but she's got to find
Gordon and Barbara are at the apartment, and Jill
asks them if they're sure they won't stay for dinner. Barbara
replies that they won't - not after all that food at the reception!
Brian asks how the reception went, and Barbara says it
was fine, adding that it was nice catching up with old
friends again. Gordon asks Jill if she has any idea why
Wayne had to go to Woombai, but Jill says she doesn't - Wayne
just rang from Dural and said he'd be back as soon as he could.
Gordon says he can't imagine anything requiring such urgent attention.
Jill says it'll only be for a couple of days at the most. Barbara
says she and Gordon had better make tracks. Gordon tells Brian
that it's good to see him again, and Barbara chips in, "Looking
alive and well!" Brian replies, "I'm alive
alright!" Jill suddenly asks if Brian can stay at Dural,
and Gordon says of course he can. Barbara suggests they go. Brian
looks at Jill, who just sits there watching him leave.
Fiona runs her fingers across her picture of baby
Scott. John comes in and says it sounds like Wayne's back. He
adds that he hopes he's got what Fiona wants. The door bangs,
and Fiona says they'll know soon enough. Wayne comes in and gives
Fiona a couple of photos, explaining that the top one was taken
at about the same time as the one Fiona's already got. John asks
if Wayne's saying it's the same kid. Wayne says he's a bit older
in the second photo - it was taken on his first birthday - but
there's no doubt: -they're definitely both Fiona's son. Fiona
holds the photos next to one another. John asks if Wayne couldn't
have got a photo from when the child was more grown up; what's
to say he's even still alive? Wayne replies that they'll
have to take his word for it. He asks Fiona if she's made up her
mind: do they have a deal or not? Fiona reluctantly says,
"Alright, Wayne, you win. I'll go along with what you want."
Wayne smiles, nastily.
There's a knock on the door at the Morrell apartment,
and Jill calls that she's coming. When she opens the door, she's
surprised to see Brian standing there. She asks him what he's
doing there. He comes in, and Jill asks him if he forgot something.
Brian says he didn't - although that's what he told Gordon and
Barbara. Jill turns away, but Brian says there's no reason to
be frightened. He tells Jill that she can't ignore it - she has
to admit it - she loves him. He starts stroking her hair
and he tells her that he let her get away once, but it's not ever
going to happen again. They start kissing, passionately...